ORDINANCE NO. 18438 2
An Ordinance of Intention to establish a Property and Business Improvement
District to be known as the "Venice Beach Business Improvement District" pursuant to
the Provisions of the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (Division
18, Part 7, Streets and Highways Code, State of California) and to levy assessments.
WHEREAS, the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994
authorizes cities to establish Property and Business Improvement Districts for the
purpose of levying assessments on real property for certain purposes; and
WHEREAS, property owners in the Venice Beach business community who will
pay more than 50 percent of the total amount of assessments to be levied, have filed
written petitions requesting that the City Council establish a district to be named the
Venice Beach Business Improvement District; and
WHEREAS, the Management District Plan and Engineer’s Report supporting the
establishment of the proposed Business Improvement District have been reviewed and
approved by the Office of City Clerk.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. DECLARATION. Pursuant to the provisions of Property and
Business Improvement District Law of 1994, Section 36600 et seq., of the Streets and
Highways Code (Act), the City Council declares its intention to consider the
establishment of a Property and Business Improvement District to be named Venice
Beach Business Improvement District (District), and levy assessments on property
Sec. 2. ADOPTION OF ENGINEER’S REPORT AND MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT PLAN. The City Council hereby adopts, approves and confirms the
Engineer’s Report and the Management District Plan included in Council File No.
Sec. 3. BENEFIT TO PARCELS WITHIN THE DISTRICT. The City Council
hereby affirms its finding that all parcels within the District will receive a special benefit
from the improvements and activities funded by the assessments to be levied.
Sec. 4. DISTRICT BOUNDARIES. The City Council hereby declares that the
boundaries of the proposed District are as detailed in the Management District Plan.
The proposed Venice Beach area excludes parcels zoned solely residential and is
described generally to consists of government parcels along the western edge facing
Ocean Front Walk, excluding beach/sand, between Barnard Way on the north and
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North Venice Blvd. on the south; then along North Venice Blvd., Center Ct and South
Venice Blvd. between the easternmost government parcels facing Ocean Front Walk on
the west to Abbot Kinney Blvd. on the east; then back around toward the west along
North Venice Blvd. and 20 th PI.; then north along Ocean Front Walk, Speedway, across
on -17th p| anc | 18 th Ave., north on Pacific Ave., along Venice Way and crossing to
Grand Blvd. to Windward Ave., and north to Westminster Ave. to Abbot Kinney Blvd. to
Brooks Ave., then north to the alley between Vernon Ave. and Sunset Ave., then to 4
Ave. and north to Rose Ave., then west to Hampton Dr., and north and cutting across to
Marine Ct., then south to Rose Ave., then south on Main St. to Sunset Ave., to Pacific
Ave., then south and cutting across to Thornton PI., then south on Main St. to
Clubhouse Ave., west to Pacific Ave., south to Westminster Ave., over to Park Row,
then across to Pacific Ave. and south to Horizon Ct., west to Speedway and continuing
north on Speedway and Ocean Front Walk to Barnard Way.
All properties zoned solely residential within the approximate boundaries
described above are excluded from the proposed District.
There are 464 parcels owned by 349 stakeholders in the proposed District. The
map included in the District’s Management District Plan gives sufficient detail to locate
each parcel of property within the proposed District.
Sec. 5. IMPROVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES. The City Council hereby declares
that the proposed activities and improvements to be funded by the levy of assessments
on property within the District are detailed in the Management District Plan. They
include, but are not limited to, Clean and Safe Services, District Identity and Special
Projects, and Administration and Management.
Sec. 6. ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS AND DURATION. The District’s total
assessment for five (5) years is estimated to be $1 0,339,1 13. The District’s total
annual assessment for the first year is estimated to be $1 ,871 ,1 19. It is proposed that
the District be established for a five (5) year period. The District will not issue bonds.
Sec. 7. COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS. The City Council hereby declares
that to the extent possible, assessments shall be collected at the same time and in the
same manner as County ad valorem property taxes and shall be subject to all laws
providing for the collection and enforcement of assessments. For properties that do not
appear on the County tax rolls or for assessments for any years in which the City is
unable to transmit the assessment information to the County in sufficient time for the
County to collect the assessments with the County ad valorem property taxes, the City
Clerk may bill and collect the assessments by mailing assessment notices (Statement
of Assessment Due) to each property owner within the District at the address shown on
City records. Assessments billed by the City Clerk are due 45 calendar days after the
Statement of Assessment Due.
Sec. 8. NOTICE, PROTESTS AND HEARING PROCEDURES. The City Clerk
shall follow the notice, protest, and hearing procedures prescribed in Section 36623 of
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the California Streets and Highway Code and in the Proposition 218 Omnibus
Implementation Act (California Government Code, Section 53750 et seq.).
Sec. 9. PUBLIC HEARING. The City Council will hold a public hearing to
determine whether to establish the District and levy assessments on
&rri ;api L at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as City Council
business permits! and on any hours and days for continued hearing as ordered by the
City Council, in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, City Hall, 200 North
Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. At the hearing, all interested persons will
be permitted to present written or oral testimony, and the City Council will consider all
objections or protests to the proposed assessment.
Sec. 10. TABULATION OF ASSESSMENT BALLOTS. At the conclusion of the
public hearing, the City Clerk shall tabulate all assessment ballots that have been
submitted and not withdrawn. To be included in the tabulation, assessment ballots
must be received by the City Clerk either at the address indicated in the notice required
by Government Code Section 53753 or at the site of the public hearing prior to the
conclusion of the public hearing. The City Clerk will certify the results of the tabulation
to the City Council during its meeting on a t 10:00 a.m.,
or as soon thereafter as City Council business^ermitsjn the John Ferraro Council
Chamber, Room 340, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.
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Sec. 1 1 . The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance and have it
published in accordance with Council policy, either in a daily newspaper circulated in
the City of Los Angeles or by posting for ten days in three public places in the City of
Los Angeles: one copy on the bulletin board located at the Main Street entrance to the
Los Angeles City Hall; one copy on the bulletin board located at the Main Street
entrance to the Los Angeles City Hall East; and one copy on the bulletin board located
at the Temple Street entrance to the Los Angeles County Hall of Records.
I hereby certify that this ordinance was passed by the Council of the City of Los
Angeles, at its meeting of JUfsf 2 9 2016 .
HOLLY L. WOLCOTT, City Clerk
Approved JJjj ft 1 2Q16
Approved as to Form and Legality
MICHAEL N. FEUER, City Attorney
By C .
File No. CF )
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